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Original article URL: http://bridgemi.com/2015/12/interactive-map-places-with-higher-lead-rates-than-flint/
10 December 2015
Across Michigan, thousands of children are dealing with the effects of lead poisoning. Although much of the focus has been on lead in Flint’s water supply, in many parts of the state the percentage of children with elevated levels of lead exceed rates in Flint. While man-made decision on Flint’s water supply are the cause of the abrupt rise in rates there, the culprit elsewhere around the state is often lead paint found in older homes.
Zoom in to see how many children tested positive in your ZIP code (add your city and MI to the search). The areas in red are where more than 5 percent of children tested had elevated lead levels, higher than Flint. (Dark red areas had 10 or more such children; light red areas had fewer than 10 children). You can use the search box to find your location. UPDATED with 2014 data